West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool: Live Player Ratings for Both Teams

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West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool: Live Player Ratings for Both Teams
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Liverpool travel to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday in the Premier League, with both teams taking a point after a 1-1 draw.

At half-time, Liverpool were 1-0 up thanks to another goal from Daniel Sturridge, who tapped home after good play between Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez down the right channel.

However, a dreadful error from Kolo Toure handed Victor Anichebe the equaliser on a plate midway through the second half.

WBA Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Foster 6 7
Jones 5 6
McAuley 7 8
Olsson 6 n/a
Ridgewell 5 4
Yacob 5 4
Mulumbu 7 8
Brunt 6 4
Gera 6 6
Berahino 6 5
Vydra 5 5

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Liverpool Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Mignolet 6 7
Flanagan 7 7
Skrtel 8 8
Toure 5 3
Cissokho 7 7
Gerrard 8 8
Henderson 6 5
Coutinho 6 5
Sterling 8 8
Suarez 7 7
Sturridge 7 7

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First half analysis

WBA—

Foster: Not much he could do about the goal. Has made one good save from a corner.

Jones: Cissokho has done him down the outside a couple of times. Not offered much in attack.

McAuley: One vital interception to prevent an almost certain goal.

Olsson: Wasn't really getting close to Suarez and went off injured.

Ridgewell: Being given a torrid afternoon so far.

Yacob: Earned a yellow card inside 15 minutes for three fouls. Nice passing but defensively given the run-around so far.

Mulumbu: The better of West Brom's midfielders, getting around the pitch to good effect.

Brunt: Barely involved in build-up play, little delivery so far.

Gera: Shown some good movement and has had his team's best shot at goal.

Berahino: Trying to break infield to support attack but not much to go on.

Vydra: Can't get his passing right and not much service or support.

 

LIVERPOOL—

Mignolet: Very comfortable and hasn't had a shot to deal with.

Flanagan: Aside from giving the ball away once, has had another solid half.

Skrtel: Continuing his recent form with a dominant first-half display.

Toure: Poor concentration. Given the ball away twice in midfield, poor long passing, needs to step up.

Cissokho: Has had a good half. Providing an outlet down the left, good defensively. Lacking delivery though.

Gerrard: Superb again, making numerous interceptions and blocks and very reliable passing.

Henderson: Offering himself in transitions but not really impacting the game too much.

Coutinho: If he gets his decision-making right he could end the game as a contest. Picking good positions but giving the ball away.

Sterling: Best player in the first half. Pace, driving runs, a real aggressive threat.

Suarez: Linking play nicely and created the goal. Not a threat in the box yet though.

Sturridge: Scored the goal and has shown good movement.

 

Second half analysis

WBA—

Foster: Made two comfortable saves and one vital one from Suarez at 1-0.

Jones: Improved defensively after the break.

McAuley: Almost scored at one end and largely solid at the other.

Godin: Turned in knots by the front two at times.

Ridgewell: Never got to grips with his man, beaten every time.

Yacob: Very much a passenger in the game.

Mulumbu: Probably West Brom's best player, broke up attacks well and looked to support attacks.

Gera: Faded after the break though kept working the right flank.

Brunt: Hopeless delivery from set pieces and open play, really poor game overall.

Vydra: Worked hard but had no service.

Berahino: Not the best game of his short career.

 

LIVERPOOL—

Mignolet: Great save to deny McAuley, left exposed for equaliser.

Flanagan: Did well defensively but didn't offer enough going forward.

Skrtel: Defended well on the ground, gave away free kicks in aerial challenges.

Toure: Arguably the worst individual performance of the season from a Liverpool player. Gave away two vital points with a horrendous mistake, following the pattern of his entire 90 minutes.

Cissokho: A good outlet but no real end product.

Gerrard: Dominated the midfield from a defensive point of view but set piece delivery lacking.

Coutinho: Disappointing end product after seeing so much of the ball. Deservedly subbed, ultimately.

Henderson: Again, saw a lot of the ball but offered little. Not enough control from the midfield.

Sterling: Liverpool's best player, always looking to attack and beat his man. Did well at wing-back, too.

Sturridge: No chances second half and couldn't create danger either.

Suarez: Should have killed the game with a big chance, wasn't his day today.

 

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